Friday, September 04, 2020

A skip van from the 1980s


Digging through some old photos, I find another skip chassis variant - a small van that sat in the entrance to Steamtown, Carnforth, back in the 1980s. 

I'm sure this was a home-brewed conversion and I doubt it was of great practical use, but it looks nice and has probably long since been scrapped.


James Finister said...

That actually looks like a model.

It has given me an idea for a 7 1/4" wagon to transport animal feed in.

Anonymous said...


Actually it was highly practical as from memory it either contained a small generator and or tools for working on the miniature railway as was. Think it was sold off after the museum side was closed.


Huw Griffiths said...

I don't know whether this wagon was used as a "gate guard" style ornament - or, perhaps, used to store tools, salt / grit, or something else they just wanted to keep away from the weather.

To be honest, it's anyone's guess - but it certainly looks interesting.